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Ernest and Clarence Iverson




Recordings from the repertoire of Ernest and Clarence Iverson, who were better known under their stage names of Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid. The Iverson Brothers published songbooks in 1931, 1937 and 1939. Nine songs from the third volume are on this page. Three more songs from the book are on the Slim Jim radio transcriptions page: "The Little Girl Next Door To Us", "A Swede From North Dakota" and “They Go Wild Over Me” (The Popular Wobbly).

NOTES
"Jeg Er En Fattig Liten Dreng" is set to the melody of "To Drosler Sad På Bøgekvist", a Danish song with lyrics by Christian Winther and music by Sophie Dedekam. "Silver Threads Among The Gold" was translated into Norwegian as "Sommersol Til Siste Stund". "Ungdoms Mynder" (Memories Of Youth) is set to the melody of "Silver Threads Among The Gold" but has lyrics unrelated to the original song. The gospel hymn "A Beautiful Life" was recorded by Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid as "A Helping Hand". "The Drifting, Whistling Snow" is a parody of "The Shifting, Whispering Sands".

HARRY STEWART INTERVIEW
"By the way, there's a guy up in your neck of the woods who's been using my stuff," said Stewart. "His name's Slim Jim." Stewart said Slim Jim had recorded some of his songs. He said he hadn't given Minneapolis' Scandinavian cowboy permission to use the songs or collect any royalties. "Sue? I don't think so. I'm not worried. I heard some of the recordings. His accent is real — better than mine. But he murders the songs!" The Minneapolis Tribune 4-18-50.

ARTICLES
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Stewart

PLAYLIST
Tracks 01-12: Ernest and Clarence Iverson
Tracks 13-21: Ernest Iverson
Tracks 22-26: Clarence Iverson
Tracks 27-39: various artists

ALBUM COVERS
Images 01-01: Soma Records
Images 10-15: Hep Records

SELECTIONS FROM 1939 IVERSON SONGBOOK
Aa Kjøre Vatten Aa Kjøre Ved
Det Døende Barn
Flikkan Paa Bellmansro
Jeg Er En Fattig Liten Dreng
Kan Du Glemme Gamle Norge
Kom Til Den Hvitmalte Kirke
Nikolina
Ungdoms Mynder
The Girl With The Pretty Red Hair

RECORDED BY SLIM JIM IN ENGLISH
Adress Rosenhill (Mocking Bird Hill)
En Liten Gylden Ring (Ring Of Gold)
Gökvalsen (The Cuckoo Waltz)
Når Lysene Tennes Der Hjemme (When It's Lamplighting Time In The Valley)

HARRY STEWART SONGS RECORDED BY SLIM JIM
All Pooped Out
Clam Digger's Sweetheart
I'm A Specialist
I Don't Give A Hoot



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